Mother and child sculptures

 

 

 

Egyptian-figure-vase New Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 18 1435–1380 B.C.

 

I am featuring Lindy Lawler first up in this article because the recent thrust of her ceramic art has been inclined toward a mother orientation and the act of honoring the feminine principal that pervades most ancient cultures.

Lindy Lawler uses the matriarchal dynamic, ancient teachings, traditions and philosophies to explore various artistic interpretations of the mother in her clay sculptures and imbibes them with her subtle understanding of this principal. Using the language of art she honours feminine wisdom and rites of passage while maintaining a connection to the universality of mother lore and intuitive wisdom. The subtle bonds of sisterhood are reinforced in her art, which embraces the pure simplicity of the ancient forms and the power of their associated symbols. Indigenous knowledge and cultural diversity might bring differences but they rarely stray from this ubiquitous theme of the mother.

 

Cucuteni-Inspired-Mother-Goddess cerramic figurine - Lindy Lawler

Cucuteni Inspired Mother Goddess figurine – Lindy Lawler

The deeper essence of this feminine instinct has remained intact, but requires continual reverence and celebration to nurture, reveal and protect it. Mother Earth, the Earth Mother, Pacha Mama (Mother ‘Universe’), Gaia, Mother Nature, the Mother Goddess have a common foundation in all ancient cultures. Archetypical mother figures like Curandera the Mexican Goddess, Hina – The Polynesian Moon Goddess, Kuan Yin, Cucuteni Inspired Mother Goddess, Oshun and numerous others represented fertility, healing, abundance, folklore, spirituality, sustenance, insight and wisdom. Aa a focal point of devotion and respect, they were a formidable source of unity and reassurance.
The image of a mother with a child touches the core of this tradition and has been explored by many artists. For some, their own mothers were the source of their inspiration while others expanded it to embrace a more universal presence. Sometimes this relationship was complex, but for most their early years were blessed with a mutual mother/child worship and this is the prevailing impression of a sacred bond that permeates most of the sculptures following this theme.
The male is separate from the female in most traditional images as this reinforces the independence of the male and recognizes the inner sanctum of the female, a temple of yin divinity, solace and mystery.

 

Quechua Pachamama Mother and Baby statue by Lindy-Lawler

‘Quechua Pachamama Mother and Baby’ statue –  Lindy Lawler

 

 

hawaiian figurines mother and child - ,Lindy Lawler

Tahitian mother and child statues – Lindy Lawler

 

 

 

Lindy Lawler ceramic Zulu Mamma figure sculpture

‘Zulu Mamma’Lindy Lawler

 

 

Green Kuan Yin goddess statue by Lindy Lawler

Kuan Yin – Lindy Lawler

 

 

 

Market day – Lindy Lawler

 

 

Virgen-de-Guadalupe-Goddess - Lindy Lawler turquoise ceramic goddess sculpture

Virgen de Guadalupe Goddess – Lindy Lawler

 

 

reclining mother child sculpture - in green parklands

Bronze mother child abstract sculpture – DZ Sculptures

 

 

Abstract bronze Emotion-sculpture-by-artist-Rosamond-Lloyd

‘Emotion’ sculpture by artist Rosamond Lloyd

 

 

 

Corrado-Cagli and Mazzotti Italian plate

Mazzotti Italian plate painted by Corrado Cagli

1930’s

 

 

Michele-Ludwiczak African woman hoilding child sculpture

Michele Ludwiczak, France

 

 

 

Mother-&-Child-street sculpture by Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson sculpture – Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Ellesmere Port, England

 

 

 

A-painting-of-the-statue-of-Our-Lady-of-Candelaria,-venerated-on-the-island-of-Tenerife-as-patroness-of-the-Canary-Islands

A painting of the statue of Our Lady of Candelaria, venerated on the island of Tenerife as patroness of the Canary Islands.

Artist –  Cristóbal Hernández de Quintana.

 

 

Beatrice-Hoffman bust sculpture-titled-'Mother-and-Child

 ‘Mother and Child’ (VersionTwo)’ –  Beatrice Hoffman

 

 

Giulia-Madonia---MADONNA-WITH-THE-CHILD

Artist Giulia Madonia – ‘Madonna with the child’ – Original sculpture in painted clay.

Made in 2010

 

 

Jean Louis Toutaine park sculpture, Toulouse, France

 

 

Roger Capron mother holding child sculpture

Roger Capron, France

 

 

Lillian-Bassman-mother-with-child

Photography by Lillian Bassman

 

 

 

Castel-Durante-prob-lustered-in-Gubbio-by-Giorgio-Andreoli

Giorgio Andreoli 1530 Dish – Madonna Child

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abstract sculpture women holding a child

Abstract Mother with child sculpture – artist?

Carburry Antiques

 

 

 

Hepworth's Mother and Child (1934), made of pink ancaster stone

Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Mother and Child’ (1934), made of pink ancaster stone

 

 

 

Street sculpture - Mother and Child -by Maurice Lambert - Basildon

‘Mother and Child’ -by Maurice Lambert  – Basildon, Essex

 

 

 

Mother Child - Cris Pereby being inspired by the Egyptian sculpture and Camille Claudel.

 Cris Pereby is a Belgian sculptor inspired by the ancient Egyptian sculpture and Camille Claudel.

 

 

1905,-Gustav-Klimt painting

Gustav Klimt, 1905

 

 

 

Ben-Roth bronze mother child sculpture

Bronze Mother Child sculpture by Ben Roth

 

 

 

Wooden maternity-figure-from-the-Luluwa-people,

Woodcarved Congo maternity figure

 

 

Mother holding a child sculpture by Bonnie Friereich

Bonnie Freireich

 

 

cazaux-edouard vase with mother feeding child motif

Edourde Cazaux vase

 

 

MExican Mother Child figure 12 century

Mother /child figure – Mexico, Mesoamerica. Culture: Tlatilco

12th–9th century B.C.

 

 

 

Barbara-Hepworth,-Mother-and-Child,-1934

Dame Barbara Hepworth, Mother and Child, 1934

Cumberland alabaster on marble base

 

 

 

Donatello - Madonna and child sculpture

Donatello—(Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi) — Italian–15th century

 

 

Female figure nursing an infant, terracotta clay figure sculpture

Female figure nursing an infant, Central Highlands, Mexico, c. 350-550

 

 

Greek-terracotta-statue from-Tanagra

Terracotta figurines of women with their everyday attire and adornments, 2nd century BC,

Pella archaeological museum (Macedonia, Greece)

 

 

Hana-Orlova mother child sculpture 1925

Hana Orlova sculpture

1925

 

 

 

Maiolica di Castelli, ‘Lavoro dei Progenitori’

1700-50 ca

Museo della Casa Fiorentina Antica—Palazzo Davanzati

 

 

 

henry_moore abstract mother and child sculpture

Mother and Child sculpture _ Henry Moore

1983

 

 

Egyptian ISis and Horus statue

Egyptian Isis nursing Horus sculpture

 

 

Jean Louis Toutain sculpture Mother and child sea5ted on a bench in Blagnac

Jean Louis Toutain sculpture, Blagnac, Toulouse

 

 

Jean-Louis-Toutain public sculpture in Toulouse

Jean Louis Toutain sculpture, Blagnac, Toulouse

 

 

Mid-Century-Modern-Ceramic bust

Mid Century mother/child ceramic sculpture bust

 

 

Jean Louis Toutain, Artigues près Bordeaux, France

Panoramio © All Rights Reserved by YMV

 

 

Jean-Pierre-Augier-french-sculptor - A hooded lady walking with two girls

Jean Pierre Augier — France

 

 

 

Public-Mother-&-Child-Beautiful-Sculpture

Mother & Child Sculpture on the Bullfinch Lawn, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mercuryrabbit

 

 

 

Josep-Sanchez-Carrasco black stone sculpture

Josep Sanchez Carrasco

 

 

 

Lorenzo-Ghiberti-Mary and Child sculpture detail

Lorenzo Ghiberti

 

Mother-And-Child-street sculpture,Olomouc,-Czech-Republic

Mother And Child  street sculpture

Olomouc, Czech Republic

 

 

Martha-Pettigrew mother holding child statue

“La Familia” by Martha Pettigrew

 

 

 

Statue of Virgin Mary by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

Statue of Virgin Mary by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

 Church of St Eustache, Paris

 

 

 

Mother-and-Child sculpture-12th--13th-century

Turquoise ceramic figure   Mother and Child 12th–13th-century, Iran

 

 

 

Shimon Drory mother child sculpture

Simon Drory

 

 

Sam-Shendi contemporary sculpture

Sam Shendi abstract Mother Child sculpture

 

 

 

Northern India sandstone statue

Carved sandstone statue, North India

 

 

Han-Meilin sculpture - mother lying on back holding up child

Han Meilin sculpture

 

Madonna and Child on wood

Madonna and Child on wood

 

 

Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman wall relief sculpture -- Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art Deco wall relief –  Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman

Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

 

The-child-is-there-,Le-Corbusier-1961

‘The child is there’, Le Corbusier

1961

 

 

Luca-della-Robbia sculpture of Madonna and Jesus

Luca della Robbia sculpture of Madonna and Jesus

Photo-  Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

 

 

Edouard Cazaux ovoid vase with Jesus nativity scene

The Annunciation and the Nativity ovoid earthenware vase – Edouard Cazaux

1960 – Camard Auctioneers

 

 

 

-Vanessa-Pooley Mother with child sculpture

Vanessa Pooley

 

 

 

hexagonal glass plaque

Hexagonal plaque – The Guild of Glass Engravers, 2012

 

 

 

wall-decoration-by-Oswald-Tieberghien

Wall decoration by Oswald Tieberghien. Mother with child

 

 

Walter-Kirtland-Hancock mother holding her child sculpture

Walter Kirtland Hancock

1938

 

 

Witte Museum, San Antonio - mother / child sculpture

Witte Museum, San Antonio,Texas

 

 

African mother holding baby by sculptor Nnamdi-Okonkwo

Nigerian sculptor Nnamdi Okonkwo

 

William-Ellisworth Artis sculpture of a mother holding a child

William Ellisworth Artis

 

 

 

 

Simoriro-Chikuruwo abstract mother with baby carved stone sculpture

‘Exercising Baby’ — Simoriro Chikuruwo

 

 

-Les-Jumaux-Josette Boyer, sculpture of a mother holding her twins

Raku sculpture – -‘Les Jumaux’ – Josette Boyer

 

 

 

Mid Century Madonna -child sculpture by Alexsander-Danel - Austin

Alexsander Danel madonna child sculpture for for Austin Productions

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. sue barstow
    Posted February 10, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    excellent -still pouring out wonderful art for us to see. Thankyou

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